Exploring Intimacy

in·ti·ma·cy    [in-tuh-muh-see] noun, plural in·ti·ma·cies. 1. the state of being intimate. 2. a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group.

This collection explores the ideas of relationships and the private moments that often go without notice. The collection features photographs documenting various forms of intimacy. For example, intimacy with one's self and intimacy with others. The vast range of contexts allows the audience to observe the evolution of documenting intimate moments throughout time.

Nan Goldin's photograph has been taken with flash in a dark room, emphasising the feeling of intruding on a private moment. The moment captured is one of physical intimacy.
The subjects of German Lorca's photograph are two boys in conversation. They are the warmth and sense of light in this geometric image. There is quite high contrast, showing the interesting shapes of shadow below the windows.
Fabric and two men apparatus (people = meat). Two men are tied together by the hips. They move throughout the given space for a long and indetermined time. This performance piece shows the connection between people through physical attachment.
This early photograph features two young girls, sisters, holding eachother affectionately. This is the intimacy of family relationships.
Another Nan Goldin image showing a passionate kiss between two people. The use of flash again gives an intrusive feeling to thee photograph. The image has a sense of movement as the man seems to be reaching forward in desperation to his kissing partner. An example of intense acts of intimacy.
The sense of intimacy in Jean-Gabriel Eynard's photograph is subtle yet present. This image seems a rare insight into a very private family. Being an early photograph, some of the development has faded and affected the quality of the print.
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz has explored the idea of personal and emotional intimacy within this photograph through the use of relection multiple times. At first glance the image appears to be of four people all facing inwards, however it soon becomes apparent that this the same person. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's understanding of angles is highly sophisticated in this image to achieve an effect of inner thought.
Alair Gomes triptych shows intimate views of people at the beach. Their mostly exposed bodies are the subject of the photograph and the high contrast style defines the curves and angles of the human body.
This unknown image is one of maternal and educational intimacy. The child rests her hand upon the woman's shoulder while she reads to her, connecting them through some kind of learning experience.
Zygmunt Rytka's photograph shows intimacy through the close proximity of the hand and candle. The hand stands out against the black background as the warm glow from the candle highlights the flesh.
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